Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Life Sciences

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Program Description

Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Life Sciences

ONCAMPUS

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: English, and a choice of three academic subject modules chosen according to the progression pathway, offering at particular FoundationCampus centres, or individual student choice.

FoundationCampus centres offer different subject modules according to progression agreements with their host universities, but all follow a core curriculum. Please refer to your chosen centre Coursefinder for module availability

Biology

Module 1:

• Cell biology • DNA • Genetics • Human reproduction

Module 2:

• Scientific writing • Feeding and modes of nutrition • Biological molecules • Enzymes • The human digestive system • Exchange surfaces: The Ileum and the Nephron

Module 3:

• Breathing • Exchange surfaces: The lung • Haemoglobin & oxygen transport • The circulatory System & blood • Cellular respiration • Thermoregulation

Chemistry

Module 1:

• Atomic structure • Formulae, equations and moles • Structure and bonding • Periodic Table • Groups 1 and 2 • Group 7 • Introduction to oxidation and reduction

Modules 2 & 3:

• Energetics • Kinetics • Chemical equilibria • Introductory organic chemistry • Further organic chemistry (alcohols, halogenoalkanes, aldehydes, ketones) • Industrial inorganic chemistry • Acid-base equilibria

Computing

Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise

• Fundamentals of Problem Solving • Fundamentals of Programming • Fundamentals of Data Representation • Systems Development Life Cycle

Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and The Internet

• Fundamentals of ComputerSystems • Fundamental Hardware Elements of Computers • Machine Level Architecture • Hardware Devices • The Structure of the Internet • Web page design • Consequences of Uses of Computing

Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking

• Problem Solving • Programming Concepts • Real Numbers • Operating Systems • Databases • Communication and Networking

Mathematics

Module 1:

• Working with numbers • Fractions, powers and reciprocals • Ratio and percentages • Algebra and algebraic equations • Graphs of straight lines • Simultaneous equations • Working with shape and space

Module 2:

• Working with data • Simple inequalities • Probability and its applications • Similarity and Pythagoras Theorem • Trigonometry • 2-D and 3-D objects • Quadratic equations • Functions • Advance trigonometry

Module 3:

• Advance algebra • Graphs • Vectors • Calculus • Direct and inverse proportion

Physics

Module 1:

• Introduce Vectors and Scalars • Equations of Motion • Motion under gravity • Forces – Introduction • Moments, Couples and Equilibrium • Work, Energy and Power

Module 2:

• Current and Charge in Physics • Potential Difference, EMF, Internal Resistance • Energy and Power in DC Circuits • Resistance and Resistivity • I/V characteristics of non-ohmic Devices (E5)Analysing Series and Parallel circuits • Potential Divider

Module 3:

• Materials • Solid, Liquid and Gas • Temperature • Thermal properties of materials • Temperature and the behaviour of gases – Ideal Gas Equation • Simple Thermodynamics & Conservation of Energy • Thermodynamics of Heat Engines • Circular Motion • Simple Harmonic Motion • Waves

Psychology

Module 1:

Introduction to Psychology • Themulti-storemodel ofmemory or multi-component model • The working memory model • Reconstructive memory • Memory strategies • Eyewitness testimony The formation of attachments in human babies • Types of attachment including insecure and secure attachments • Cultural variations in attachments • Disruption to attachment

Modules 2 & 3:

• Introduction to abnormality incorporatingDSMIV,particularlythe GAF scale • Approaches to abnormality (Biological and at least one Psychological approach) • Application of theory of abnormality to one psychological disorder, such as depression • Social influence • Conformity and minority influence • Social Influence • Obedience to authority • Research methods • Ethics • The Psychology Project • The body’s response to stress • Stress related illness and the immune system • Sources of stress • Emotion focused coping and problem focused coping

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated February 24, 2016
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